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Who We Are

Mission and History

Group of children and youth

Mission Statement

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and its trained volunteers speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system and are dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible.


History

Seventeen years ago, we began a journey to help every child living in foster care feel safe, loved and placed in a permanent home. We started with a $30,000 grant from the National CASA Association, five CASA volunteers and one staff person. The year was 2001. By July, we had served 30 children and could not have been more proud of the support we received from the community. Thankfully, like us, most people believe that every child deserves a loving home and a chance to reach their potential.  

We are humbled by the generosity and work that has been done over the last 17 years. We are grateful to the people and businesses who have dedicated their lives, time and donations to children in need. With that support, our budget is now over $975,000 and we support 260 CASA volunteers and a staff of 10 serving 657 children. We have reached every milestone with you right beside us. We hope you will continue to be with us until every child in foster care has a CASA volunteer by beside them.

CASA Success Story

CASA youth Jarrod approached his 18th birthday without a home. His CASA volunteer encouraged him to stay in care until 21 so he could receive continued assistance. Taking his advice, Jarrod stayed in foster care and with his CASA’s assistance, entered college. Jarrod is now a junior, studying video production.

Our Impact This Year

  • Percent of children with a CASA Advocate

    65%

  • Current Active CASA Advocates

    260

  • Case Hours Donated by CASA Advocates

    10,991

  • Percent of children without a CASA Advocate
    Percent of children without a CASA Advocate

    35%

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